Malin Nilsson: The Tollar disease – diagnosis, treatment and research
The dog breed Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever succumbs an increased risk for immune mediated disease as well as certain types of cancer. In humans studies have shown that certain immune mediated diseases increase the risk for cancer, as do chronic inflammation. Malin Nilsson and her colleagues are now studying these relationships in a breed with a high incidence of both.
Malin Nilsson will talk about the expression of the diseases, how to diagnose and treat them and about her ongoing research project.
The lectures will be held in Swedish.
Malin Nilsson is a veterinarian and doctoral student at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Uppsala.
The lecture is canceled due to illness.
Secure the future of our cities and communities
Landscape architecture has for long been engaged in the renewal of ”damaged habitats" such as derelict industrial or mining sites with the purpose to transform them into attractive park landscapes and recreational areas. Landscape architecture's approach of redesigning these environments differs from how urban design and planning usually go about a renewal. For example, the ability to foster dynamic processes, to use the undeveloped as a potential and to activate site-specific knowledge. All very relevant in face of the current radical, but uncertain, societal transition to cope with, for example, climate change. This Värt att veta provides examples of some landscape-inspired capacities that society would benefit from developing to secure the future of our cities and communities.
Caroline Dahl is an architect and urban designer with a Ph.D. in landscape architecture from SLU. Her main research focus (at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management) is about transforming urban landscapes from a design-oriented landscape perspective.
Car-free experiments in urban environments
A sustainable transformation needs to reduce car dependency. Worldwide there is a growing awareness about the positive effects of car-free urban settings on e.g. reduction of air pollution, freeing space for e.g. green structures and spaces for play, improved opportunities for a more active life and mobility, greater opportunities for social integration in attractive neighborhood development. The project mainly aims to develop new knowledge about how car-free urban areas (here so-called summer streets) have been developed and implemented and how this is experienced by users in terms of environmental opportunities and obstacles to human mobility.
Nina Vogel is a researcher at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management. Nina Vogel is acting Programme Director of research platform SLU Urban Futures (www.slu.se/urbanfutures). Current research deals with car-free urban development, sustainable urban transformation, alternative governance arrangements, temporary uses, urban labs and transdisciplinary co-production cross disciplines, sectors and scales.
One Health for Animals and Humans - is One Welfare the next step?
The concept of One Health illustrates that animals and humans can suffer from the same health problems linked to infection or lifestyle, the environment is also important. Now we move on to One Welfare, about how animals and humans affect each other's well-being.
Lotta Berg is a veterinarian and professor of pet environment and health at SLU in Skara. Her research deals mainly with animal welfare and animal welfare for farm animals, including preventive animal health care, behavior and care aspects. Among other things, she works with questions about how animal welfare legislation works, about animal welfare at slaughter, crisis preparedness issues, and about the relationship between domestic animals and wild animals, and then often with a One Health angle.